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Paediatric Emergency Teams and Advanced Life Support

NSLHD Clinical Training


Target Audience

Paediatric nurses and JMOs working in or about to work in paediatrics


Resus4Kids, Detect Junior

Course Coordinator

Dr Ahilan Parameswaran, Kelly Dee

1 day

NSLHD Staff - no charge

Dates and Bookings
Maximum Participants


Course Description


To explore and implement a multi-professional team-based approach to managing the acutely deteriorating paediatric patient.  PETALS also provides an introduction to human factors and non technical skills related to team behaviours. Aligned with Between the Flags “DETECT” Program (NSW Clinical Excellence Commission). Equivalent to Tier 2 (Level 3)


Specific Objectives

  • Structured approach to recognition and management of unstable ward patient

  • Clinical management and team-based rehearsal of common problems using ABCDE approach

  • Non-technical skills: Teamwork, leadership, communication

  • Skills: Obstructed airway algorithm, bag and mask ventilation,  Advanced Life Support using ARC Guidelines

  • Reflection on practice, performance and interaction with others


Training Methods

  • Clinical skills workshops

  • Pause & discuss scenarios

  • Immersive simulations & reflective debriefing

  • Crisis Resource Management

Training Technologies

  • Video and discussion

  • Task trainers

  • Medium and high fidelity manikin simulators

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